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Board » General Discussion » Email to Commodore McIrvine RORC re action against SOL, 9 August 2009

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Bravo RC, that is a very good letter to the right adress.

--- Last Edited by K3 at 2009-08-10 14:02:02 ---
RC you rock!

--- Last Edited by olive at 2009-08-11 16:25:30 ---
"take the long way"
Je ne lit pas bien l'anglais mais j'ai un peu compris en plus le forum Marins Virtuels tous les français sont contre l'action de Media Players.
Je me suis dé-inscrit de VR et continue avec Sailonline. BOnne Chance

--- Last Edited by RainbowChaser at 2012-01-14 12:14:36 ---
I was with SOL almost from the beginning. I can only agree with the letter RC wrote. In know what an effort it cost to Kalle, Jacob and Jeroen to maintain this game on such an high level FOR FREE! It's a shame that an institution like RORC choose for money instead of good seamanship.
Good to see that a lot of the SOL-members have the same opinion. Keep up the good spirit of this game.
"Sailing is an Art"
Sailing Scuttlebutt


--- Last Edited by RainbowChaser at 2012-01-14 12:15:23 ---
Well put RC;

Did you get any reply?
Thank you all for your supportive comments. I was somewhat apprehensive of sending it but I was jolly cross!! Guess you can work that out for yourselves!!

Anyway, thus far no acknowledgement and no reply. The email was submitted on the email form on the RORC website but the subject line read "FAO Commodore McIrvine - re RORC's action against SOL 9 August 2009".

Obviously if anyone else has a more personal email addy for the Commodore of RORC then I will be happy to use that too!

I just did what I could with the basic resources available to me this morning as I didn't want to delay.
Very well written RC, I am sure you reflect the sentiments of all of us sailing on SOL. I was dissappointed to wake up to find the race cancelled, and angered to learn the reason! I hope this reached it's intended mark and has some affect. Go the little guys!

--- Last Edited by NZL_benny14 at 2009-08-10 20:33:45 ---
Well done & said RC.

Perhaps sending it to ROLEx and all their different sales offices world wide would give an interesting result and perhaps some "power" and a pressure point from Rolex onto the RORC.

If we all sent emails, . . . . to all the offices etc. . . . .

If it breaks, it's not strong enough!
Well said. I agree with your sentiments. The RORC is sadly out of line on this one.

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